Soldier's diary

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Image of Edward Herbert Aubrey : Soldier's diary 1917-1919.

  • Title Edward Herbert Aubrey : Soldier's diary
  • Creator Edward Herbert Aubrey
  • Date 1917-1919.
  • Transcription 1917 November 12 Mon
    Operated on again to have tubes put in my leg & knee fixed up a little
    1917 November 13 Tues
    Another operation on Nov 19th to have my leg off

    Left Hospital for Aotea Home on January 3rd 1918. Had 10 days there leaving for Port Said on the 13th. Sailed from Port Said on Hospital ship Glengorn Castle at noon on Jan 14th 1918
    Arrived Marselles Jan 22nd 1918 had a splendid trip calm sea
  • Image 114 of 126
  • Collection Description World War I diary kept by Edward Herbert Aubrey (1891-1963) from May 1917 to November 1917, with brief notes from 1918 and 1919. Some pages were removed and sent to relatives.
  • Parent Collection Description Edward Aubrey served from 10 February 1916 to 19 February 1919. He embarked on the Waihora in December 1916 with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 19th Reinforcements, New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade. Aubrey served in Egypt; and after being wounded on 5 November 1917 part of his left leg was amputated. Edward Aubrey spent his remaining service in medical care in Egypt and then Britain. On his return to New Zealand he returned to farming in the Omarama area on land won in a ballot as part of a Returned Soldiers' initiative.
  • Collection Location Private collection
  • File Reference CCL-Aubrey-1917-114

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